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Lester Shy
May 1, 2002

Do The Brown Nose

Are there any good instrumental, guitar-heavy country bands? I really love the sound of wanky, virtuosic country guitar, but I can't stand modern country vocals/songwriting.

Brad Paisley's album Play is close to what I'm looking for, but unfortunately most of his other stuff doesn't really sound like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yddYyKtO6rA

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HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

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Cher Atkins is necessary listening. Also try some Duane Eddy, Buck Owens, and other Bakersville type stuff. I can't say I've heard of any exclusively instrumental country artists, but it's more common in the rockabilly side of the genre.

Oh and Jerry Reed is awesome but rarely instrumental. But you should listen to Jerry Reed regardless.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni8KBhnebwE

HenryJLittlefinger fucked around with this message at Oct 4, 2017 around 18:17

Peetown Manning
Jan 21, 2017


Haha if you don't mind religious undertones, but you need long twangy jams, I like The Campbell Brothers. Its all on Youtube...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q41UGLlUg8U

Ten minute pedal steel solos basically every song. Not quite in the realm of Brad Paisley...

Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004



Fun Shoe


I'm a huge Buck Owens fan. The magic of his early stuff is Don Rich, who sadly passed away in 1974.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA2N7XbaG4I

The Buckaroos did an entire album of instrumentals and it is worth tracking down. Also look up a song called Buckaroo which is the intro they are playing here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg6x8fG2aIc

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

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Every now and then I'll pick up a guitar and play a little bit of Buckaroo. It's funny because anybody within earshot will turn around and say "What's that song??" One of those ear worms that everyone recognizes but most people don't know the source of.

Peetown Manning
Jan 21, 2017


It reminds me a lot of 'I Feel Fine' by the Beatles. Obviously the crossover occured directly with the cover of 'Act Naturally.' I've always been enamored by that small period in the mid-Sixties where pop and rock guitarists took as many cues from country as they did blues. Using chords and double stops to solo, only sparingly reverting to single note lines.

Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004



Fun Shoe

Peetown Manning posted:

It reminds me a lot of 'I Feel Fine' by the Beatles. Obviously the crossover occured directly with the cover of 'Act Naturally.' I've always been enamored by that small period in the mid-Sixties where pop and rock guitarists took as many cues from country as they did blues. Using chords and double stops to solo, only sparingly reverting to single note lines.

And then Ray Charles comes along and starts recording songs by Eddie Arnold, George Jones and Buck Owens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJPwfkosk60


There was a recent Carter Family documentary that mentioned how Mother Maybelle wanted to record a cover of One Toke Over The Line until they told her what it actually meant.

Nomad42
Oct 6, 2017


I love all the stuff you guys are posting in this thread, so I figured I'd give you some of my favorites of the newer stuff. If any of this has been posted, I apologize. I'm brand new to the forum and learning the ropes!

This band, Hellbound Glory, has some serious attitude that I like blended in with that classic sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--_qS3eNk2s

And this guy, The White Buffalo, is someone I'm seeing in Philly in December. He released a new album today and it's really good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joAW2iw_m50

El Miguel
Oct 30, 2003


Nomad42 posted:



This band, Hellbound Glory, has some serious attitude that I like blended in with that classic sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--_qS3eNk2s


Fabulous band - I am very much looking forward to their new record. Also check out The eXcavators - it's Leroy on guitar/drum/vox and another gent on slide, recorded in someone's living room. Very good.

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

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White Buffalo is awesome and he is just as large in person as his voice suggests.

Coohoolin
Aug 5, 2012

Oor Coohoolie.


Chris Thile has a new album coming out and I'm very excited.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX3wy3MPmco

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AmericanGeeksta
Jun 18, 2011


HenryJLittlefinger posted:

White Buffalo is awesome and he is just as large in person as his voice suggests.

I discovered White Buffalo through Sons of Anarchy and I was so happy when I saw photos. He's basically exactly what I pictured in my head.

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